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MAURER: Roll up your sleeves for Indy Do DayRestricted Content

September 13, 2014
Service event is as good for you and your customers as for the causes you will help.
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Morris: Start with Art inspires againRestricted Content

September 6, 2014
Greg Morris
Local arts organizations are doing something right, deserve your support.
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MAURER: Purple hats? There’s still timeRestricted Content

August 30, 2014
Let's not be persecuting people.
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MORRIS: Beering sells good coffee for a good causeRestricted Content

August 23, 2014
Greg Morris
Help yourself to some Mission Coffee and help the poor Panamanians who put it in your cup.
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MAURER: Is there room for compassion in politics?

August 16, 2014
A humanitarian crisis doesn't always bring out the best in us.
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MORRIS: Ignore 55+ demo? Big mistake! Big! Huge!

August 9, 2014
Greg Morris
People in prime spending years are getting cold shoulder from media buyers.
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MAURER: Iconic Cento’s steps into futureRestricted Content

August 2, 2014
Mickey Maurer
Third generation shoe repair shop is the kind of business that is backbone of America.
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MORRIS: Another call for an appointed schools chiefRestricted Content

July 26, 2014
Greg Morris
The governor, no matter his or her politics, should name the state's top education official.
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MAURER: Bob Lauth persevered and wonRestricted Content

July 19, 2014
Developer comes out on top after recession, legal battle with investor.
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MORRIS: Indianapolis' problems belong to all of us

July 12, 2014
Greg Morris
Those of us who work in the city but live elsewhere should help pay to keep it strong.
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MAURER: Upon reflection, some personal adviceRestricted Content

July 5, 2014
Mickey Maurer
There are certain things you should do before it's too late.
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MORRIS: Are you ready for second half of 2014?Restricted Content

June 28, 2014
Greg Morris
Every organization needs a game plan. Do you have a strategy for the balance of the year?
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MAURER: Rep. Young's social impact bond idea is a winnerRestricted Content

June 21, 2014
Mickey Maurer
Invite the business community to efficiently solve some of society's most pressing problems.
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MORRIS: If only I were a member of the clubRestricted Content

June 14, 2014
Greg Morris
The Columbia Club has many attributes, but it's outdated membership policy isn't one of them.
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MAURER: Endocyte: What happens now?Restricted Content

June 7, 2014
Mickey Maurer
The company, once heralded for a promising cancer treatment, is down but not out.
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MORRIS: Let’s ‘show up and perform’ for vets

May 30, 2014
Greg Morris
A Hoosier veteran says the state could do a better job of honoring those who have served.
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Maurer puzzle answersRestricted Content

May 24, 2014
Mickey MaurerMore

MAURER: Shortz' Living Legend status isn't puzzlingRestricted Content

May 24, 2014
Mickey Maurer
The hard-to-please New York Times puzzle editor has earned this high Hoosier honor.
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MORRIS: Financial success is a bad thing?

May 17, 2014
Greg Morris
Income inequality isn't a non-issue, but the rhetoric surrounding it discourages meaningful discourse.
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Senators to sausage—Mickey's Camp has it allRestricted Content

May 10, 2014
Mickey Maurer
Spaces fill up fast in the annual men's and women's camps that send money to favorite charities.
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MORRIS: Your vote counts this primary seasonRestricted Content

May 3, 2014
Not sure about races and who's running? Here's where you can find what you need to know.
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MAURER: Good science—and some creativity—keep Lilly on its gameRestricted Content

April 26, 2014
Mickey Maurer
Things look bright for the city's pharma giant even if it doesn't borrow marketing slogans.
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MORRIS: May is mix of new fun, good memoriesRestricted Content

April 19, 2014
Greg Morris
This year's lead-up to the Indy 500 recalls a time when 16th and Georgetown was the only place to be.
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MAURER: Does She Love Me?Restricted Content

April 12, 2014
Mickey Maurer
Work this week's crossword puzzle for a reassuring answer.
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MORRIS: Welcome to a clean and walkable cityRestricted Content

April 3, 2014
Greg Morris
I love this time of year, when downtown streets get busy and crowded with happy visitors enjoying themselves. And, of course, they’re happy when they spend money—which is good for business! It’s great for the city and a welcome relief for local businesses looking to make the cash register ring after struggling through a brutal winter
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  1. Aaron is my fav!

  2. Let's see... $25M construction cost, they get $7.5M back from federal taxpayers, they're exempt from business property tax and use tax so that's about $2.5M PER YEAR they don't have to pay, permitting fees are cut in half for such projects, IPL will give them $4K under an incentive program, and under IPL's VFIT they'll be selling the power to IPL at 20 cents / kwh, nearly triple what a gas plant gets, about $6M / year for the 150-acre combined farms, and all of which is passed on to IPL customers. No jobs will be created either other than an handful of installers for a few weeks. Now here's the fun part...the panels (from CHINA) only cost about $5M on Alibaba, so where's the rest of the $25M going? Are they marking up the price to drive up the federal rebate? Indy Airport Solar Partners II LLC is owned by local firms Johnson-Melloh Solutions and Telemon Corp. They'll gross $6M / year in triple-rate power revenue, get another $12M next year from taxpayers for this new farm, on top of the $12M they got from taxpayers this year for the first farm, and have only laid out about $10-12M in materials plus installation labor for both farms combined, and $500K / year in annual land lease for both farms (est.). Over 15 years, that's over $70M net profit on a $12M investment, all from our wallets. What a boondoggle. It's time to wise up and give Thorium Energy your serious consideration. See http://energyfromthorium.com to learn more.

  3. Markus, I don't think a $2 Billion dollar surplus qualifies as saying we are out of money. Privatization does work. The government should only do what private industry can't or won't. What is proven is that any time the government tries to do something it costs more, comes in late and usually is lower quality.

  4. Some of the licenses that were added during Daniels' administration, such as requiring waiter/waitresses to be licensed to serve alcohol, are simply a way to generate revenue. At $35/server every 3 years, the state is generating millions of dollars on the backs of people who really need/want to work.

  5. I always giggle when I read comments from people complaining that a market is "too saturated" with one thing or another. What does that even mean? If someone is able to open and sustain a new business, whether you think there is room enough for them or not, more power to them. Personally, I love visiting as many of the new local breweries as possible. You do realize that most of these establishments include a dining component and therefore are pretty similar to restaurants, right? When was the last time I heard someone say "You know, I think we have too many locally owned restaurants"? Um, never...

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